Margan Chardonnay Dozen
2019 Margan Chardonnay
Our Fordwich Hill vineyard was planted by Lindeman’s on the volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill back in the early 1970’s. These vines are close planted and are managed using vertical shoot positioning to ensure the right mix of sunshine and shade to ripen the grapes. This vineyard crops at around 2 tonnes per acre which is low for white grapes but ensures perfect ripeness at lower sugar levels while maintaining crisp acidity.
Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley
Vineyard Fordwich Hill Vineyard
Colour Deep straw
Nose White peach, limestone, grapefruit.
Palate White Nectarine, lemon pith, lime zest
Tasting Notes White stone fruits frame the palate, subtle oak adds complexity and natural acidity gives this Chardonnay perfect balance, depth and length.
Food Match Seared scallop with crispy serrano jamon, watercress and cauliflower puree.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Winemakers Notes The 2019 vintage was warm and dry and produced outstanding quality fruit from all varieties. The grapes were picked at around 12 baume and fermented with wild yeast with a small amount of grape solids to add texture. Partial maturation in French oak gives additional complexity and richness.